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Caught a little bit of a report on the radio last week that France is not going to introduce the euro card type driving licence. At last, the french bit of pink paper is a blooming nuisance and after being stuffed in wallets tends to resemble a bit of toilet paper the ones I have seen do anyway. only taken them from 2006 to get round to it!! good old france.

Pomhorn has probably already got a post for this somewhere but it didn't jump out and bite me so thought I would mention it


05 Feb 2011, 12:27
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Hi!

The new European driving licence card will start to be introduced from to be introduced from 2012.( If they manage to clear all questions around it till then ) - They still have to determine what data each state puts on it, if it goes over the minimum planned).

NB. It is not a must! Only from 2033!

It is supposed also to simply collecting fines from non-residents. If that is the case, it may well be nobody's interest ( if you travel by car outside France ) to get the new card quick!

French Link: Ici

English Google Translation( can be quite approximate or even wrong): Here

Yours,

pomhorn

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05 Feb 2011, 13:04
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There was a longer article, more specific to France, in Le Figaro last week http://goo.gl/3v80Z

It will need to be renewed every 10 years with a new photograph and possibly a medical. Indicates it may eventually include fingerprint scans....


05 Feb 2011, 14:11
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An EU directive concerning the community driving licence has been on the books since 1991.

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31991L0439:EN:HTML

superseded in 1996 by

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31996L0047:EN:HTML

and along with defining the format also details the driving test requirements.

The UK photocard complies but as for the rest I think you can safely say that it ain't going to happen it the lifetime of the majority who post here.

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